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Individual Consultant - (Chemicals and waste database)
|Location :||New Delhi (Home based), INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||20-Jul-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months|
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific supports the implementation of all UNEP's programmes and projects in the region.
Sound management of waste is an essential component of sustainable development. Not only does waste management underlie many of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, but there are five indicators specifically aimed at waste, covering issues in municipal solid waste, food waste, hazardous waste, recycling rate, e-waste, marine litter and chemicals statistics. The SDG indicator framework includes indicators on mortality caused by air, water and soil pollution (indicators 3.9.1, 3.9.2 and 3.9.3) which are closely linked to these indicators. Additionally, there are indirect linkages between chemicals, waste and many of the SDG targets related to ecosystem health and sustainable consumption and production. UNEP is currently the custodian agency of 12.3.1(a), 12.4.1, 12.4.2,12.5.1 and 14.1.1; all indicators directly related to chemicals, waste and recycling rate.
There are significant gaps in nationally compiled data for waste related indicators in the Asia Pacific region. In this context, UNEP is implementing a project, “Chemicals and Waste in the 2030 Agenda: Building Capacity in SDG Follow-up and Review in Developing Countries” in India which aims to build the capacity and waste and chemicals statistics availability in India.
The objective of this consultancy is to collect and validate data on waste and the finalization of the National Chemicals and Waste Data Report which is a comprehensive, consolidated and integrated report featuring a summary of existing chemicals and waste data in India. It is intended to serve as an important country-owned document to inform national policy-making and improve international reporting towards relevant Multilateral Environmental Agreements. The technical delivery of the Report, including all data collection, is expected to be led by the national Consultant recruited and managed by the Government of India, and should take into account technical and substantive guidance provided by UNEP throughout the project.
The consultant will also be expected to provide substantive support to questions related to the data collection and validation in India. This position is in the UNEP Country Office, India and at the New Delhi duty station.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant will support UNEP and other stakeholders in the implementation of the project work plan, by providing technical, management and coordination support to project activities. He/she will be working closely with UNEP country office team, regional office and headquarter to support the project activities.
Scope of Work:
The scope of work to be carried out by the Consultant is as follows:
Under the direct supervision of the UNEP Country Office for India, the consultant will complete the following objectives:
Duration of the Project
6 months from the signing of the contract
Deliverables and Schedule of Payment:
July 2020 to December 2020
The assignment will be home based. It will include coordination with various stakeholders and state governments as well as to the UNEP Country Office in New Delhi, and to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Required Skills and Experience
Educational Qualifications: Master’s degree in statistics, waste management, environment management or a related field. 2 years’ experience in lieu of the advanced degree.
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as responsive to the requirement. Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation;
• Technical Criteria weight - 70%;
• Financial Criteria weight – 30 %
Technical Criteria (70% of the total evaluation)
Financial Criteria: (30% of the total evaluation) based on the total all-inclusive lump sum amount for the professional fee for tasks specified in this announcement
Technically qualified consultants will be requested to submit their daily fee rate i.e. consultants who score more than 70% i.e. 49 marks with respect to the above-mentioned evaluation criteria. Consultant should not specify their consultancy fee on their CV or with the submission. The CV will not be evaluated further in case the consultant submits the same.
Documents to be submitted by Consultants
General Conditions for Individual Contract-
Offerors Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) Assignment, including Financial Proposal template-
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.